Credit Union and Economic Reports

The Credit Union Trends Report and Economic Report provide a review and analysis of recent credit union financial performance and operational results in the context of recent economic activity. Data and analysis are provided to establish standards against which credit unions' own performance can be compared.

Credit Union Trends Report

The Credit Union Trends Report is a monthly "pulse check" on the state of the credit union marketplace, often placed in a historical context. The report includes data from two months prior and is published and distributed by Steven Rick from CUNA Mutual Group. (Opens in a new window).

April 2019 (February 2019 data)

  • Credit union loan balances rose 0.1% in February, slower than the 0.2% pace reported in February 2018, and 8.6% during the last 12 months. 
  • Credit union loan delinquency rates fell to 0.69% in February, below the long-run “natural rate” average of 0.75%.  
  • With loan balances growing faster than savings, credit union liquidity is tightening up as the credit union average loan-to-savings ratio reached 84.1%, up from 82.2% in February 2018. 

Past Reports

Economic Report

March 2019 (Q4 2018 data)

The Economic & Credit Union Update is a quarterly report on the economic factors that impact credit unions’ operations and financial performance.

  • The economy grew 3.1% in 2018, but is expected to slow to a 2.3% pace in 2019.
  • The economy added 2.674 million jobs in 2018, with another 2.1 million expected to be added in 2019, a 1.4% increase.
  • Credit union loan growth slowed to 8.9% in 2018, with only 8% growth expected for 2019.
  • Credit union savings balances grew only 5.2% in 2018, with 7% growth expected for 2019.
  • Credit union capital-to-asset ratios rose to 11.3% in 2018, the highest since 2007.
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